Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 81437

Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics Birth certificate indexes

Dates: 1905-

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

These are phonetic (Soundex) indices to birth certificates used to locate the records. The indices were compiled by the Works Projects Administration in the 1930s. Arrangement is by Soundex code number. Within an individual code number, volumes are indexed by the father's first given name. The information includes the child's name, the mother's maiden name, the child's sex and birth date, the county of birth, the file number, the cross index name, and the father's name. Indices cover three 10-year time periods: 1904-1914, 1915-1924, and 1925-1934. Within each time period are four separate volumes (A-E, F-L, M-R, S-Z).


Alphabetical by surname or soundex code number.

Related Records

Birth certificates from the Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Series 81443, are indexed by the Soundex code index (1904-1934).

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Container List

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